It certainly pays to know the language when you travel overseas, and that goes double when you have a disability. Think about it for a moment – how can you even begin to explain to a front desk clerk that you need a room with a roll-in shower if you don’t speak a word of the language? And although most phrasebooks contain the essentials for getting around town and communicating with the locals, they unfortunately lack any disability-specific phrases. Which is exactly why Lonely Planet published their new Accessible Travel Phrasebook. And the good news is – it’s free!
This helpful e-book contains disability-related words and phrases in 35 different languages – from Arabic to Vietnamese. Each section begins with a pronunciation guide and some basic everyday phrases, but it also includes a glossary of disability-related terms such as “accessible toilet”, “diabetes”, “service dog” and “shower chair”. Descriptive phrases – such as “I cannot walk at all” are also included, as well as phrases that will help you get the accessible services you need at hotels, on public transportation and in restaurants. Top if off with helpful equipment phrases such as “it can’t fold”, and a handy section on allergies and you have a very comprehensive resource.
It’s a must-have travel resource for anyone with a disability. Get you free copy today at the Lonely Planet Website.